For Harps – both lever and pedal harps Work at your own pace
Hands on Harmony lives in my “Hip Harp Academy” yearly membership site, where you can access ALL my online courses or just take this one.
When you register for the FULL access year-long program, you’ll get access to all my online courses for harp players – including “Hands on Harmony. Once you’re in, you’re automatically directed to the classroom where you can jump right into the learning!
“I have been asking people how to noodle for years, but this is the first time anyone broke it down to a place to start” - Joyce Kraut
“How cool is this?? You can play while the teacher is talking! You can practice the progressions with a whole bunch of other people and nobody can hear you — and you aren’t distracted by anybody else!” - Joni Morris
“Wow – this is fun! Using the slap bass, just got a whole new groove going! A new song idea was just born!” - Kate Kunkel
I’m Deborah Henson-Conant and I create programs that come from the concepts that guide my own creative expression in every facet of my life: as a composer, a performer, as a creativity coach and as a lifelong beginner.
Like my instrument, each time these inner strings are touched, I resonate.
And like my music practice, my inner practice enhances my performance as myself – and that enriches how I engage as a musician.
If you do nothing else for yourself in 2018, discover how harmony can enhance your playing – the ones that resonate within you … and let them ring through your life and your creative expression.
How long does the class last and when can I take the lessons? “Hands on Harmony” is an online class that’s ‘go at your own pace.” You’ll get 6 month’s access to the classroom so you can take it as slow or as fast as you want and you can take the lessons whenever YOU want - from your computer, your phone or your iPad.
You’ll be able to download all the PDFs and Audio files – so you’ll have them on your own computer forever if you want – and you’ll have access to the video lessons in the classroom for 6 months. (Don't worry - we’ll give you 2 weeks warning before your access ends just in case you haven’t downloaded the files yet.)
It's all pre-recorded, so you don't have to schedule a lesson or worry about missing a class.
Watching the lessons is like watching YouTube - but they're playalong lessons, so you play along on your harp. The training broken into bite-size modules with a lot of exercises to get the learning into your HANDS.
"Hands on Harmony" was originally recorded as a full-day online retreat, so it's casual and fun. We then edited the videos and added some from other online events I’ve done so that it covers a wide swath of harmony training -- starting from the basics of how chords are built to how to extend, alter and substitute them - and how to use them in harmonic progressions
Sometimes I describe the class as teaching: 1. How chords are BUILT (triad stacking) 2. How they MOVE (harmonic progression) 3. How to PLAY WITH them (extension, alteration, substitution)
Most importantly - it’s HANDS-ON! YOUR hands on YOUR harp! So you're playing as you learn!
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